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Lawmakers Say Indiana Behind on Pay Equity

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Indiana State Reps. Lawson, VanDenburgh
As Equal Pay Day is recognized nationally today [Tuesday Apr 7] Democratic State Representatives Linda Lawson of Hammond and Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point say Indiana continues to lag behind in providing equity in wages...
 

East Chicago Seeking EMA Volunteers

East Chicago's Office of Emergency Management is recruiting volunteers for a new Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT). The program was designed by FEMA and The Department of Homeland Security to teach people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact...
 

University Officials Consider Ideas for New Name

As the two Purdue campuses in Northwest Indiana continue to work toward an administrative merger, many things still remain unknown – including what the new consolidated university will be called. University officials are going through a long list of suggestions...
 

Region Invited To Weekend Easter Celebration

Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner which means it's time for Whiting's Annual Easter Celebration. Karen Gajewski , Executive Director of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce says there will be a little bit of everything from...
 

Coroner Says Indiana Doctor Died from Fall

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The coroner in Eagle County, Colorado, has ruled the death of an Indiana doctor accidental, caused by multiple injuries due to a fall. 39-year-old James McGrogan, a native of Chesterton, was reported missing in the Colorado backcountry near Vail March...
 

Operations Resuming After Ice Blocks Shipments

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[File photo: The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug, encounters thick ice on a trip from Chicago to the Port of Indiana, Feb. 12, 2014. The Biscayne Bay helped break ice on the southern part of Lake...
 

Crown Point Mulls S Shore Expansion Pledge

Add Crown Point to the list of Lake County communities heading toward setting aside funds for expanding the South Shore line to Dyer. Ten other communities, as well as the county itself, have already pledged a percentage of dollars from...
 

Weekend Fire in Gary Ruled Arson

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Arson has been ruled as the cause of a fire at a residence in the 42-hundred block of Jefferson Street in Gary on Saturday. The Times reports the fire caused an undetermined amount of damage and anyone with information regarding...
 

Indiana Leads the Nation in a Disturbing Statistic

Sexual violence in Indiana is a problem that continues to grow with the state reportedly leading the nation in the nation in the number of sexual assaults against teens.  The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in six high-school-aged...
 

EMPOWER Porter County Hires New Program Manager

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(Photo Courtesy of EMPOWER Porter County)
EMPOWER Porter County today announced the recent selection of Kaye Frataccia as the program manager for their newest initiative: Around the Table, a county-wide program focused on the prevention of substance abuse. Executive Director...
 

Work Zone Awareness Week Event on Wednesday

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It is Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana, marking the ceremonial start to the highway construction season. INDOT Spokesman Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team since 2010, 47 people have been killed and over two-thousand injured in Indiana work...
   

Grocery Prices Decrease in Indiana Farm Bureau Survey

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A new Indiana Farm Bureau survey reports grocery prices are down slightly from a year ago and remain almost unchanged from last fall. Indiana Farm Bureau's semi-annual “market basket” survey reports the average price on the 16 food items included...
   

Preliminary Report Released on Chicago Train Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Chicago train crash that injured 30 people last month. ABC News reports the NTSB says the train was traveling at 26 miles an hour when it crossed a...

   

Man in LaPorte Struck by Train and Survives

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Police in LaPorte report a warrant is being sought to charge a man struck by a train Thursday night with criminal trespass and public intoxication. Police report officers were called to the Madison Street crossing around 8pm and searched for...
   

Trooper Honored for Largest US Khat Seizure of 2013

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post.
ABOVE: from left to right Sheriff Jim Bauman of Logan
County, South Dakota presenting Trooper Aaron Trammel
Indiana State Police with the award.)
A Senior Trooper with the Indiana State Police Lowell...
   

Highland Vs Hobart HS Baseball at US Steel Yard Postponed

High School baseball scheduled to take place this evening at the US Steel Yard has been postponed. Inclement weather is forcing tonight's match up between Highland High School and Hobart High School to be rescheduled for this Wednesday, April 9 ...
   

Sandin Manufacturing Expanding MC Facility

A longstanding wire rope and cable product manufacturing company in Michigan City announced today a 28-thousand square-foot expansion to their current 50-thousand square-foot facility. Sandin Manufacturing reports construction begins immediately and is expected to be completed this fall, with the hiring...

   

Great Lakes Ice Cover Hurting Iron Ore Shipments

Ice cover not seen in over 30-years, is interrupting iron ore shipments from Great Lakes freighters and even caused U.S. Steel Gary Works to temporarily idle its blast furnaces and operations. A company spokesperson reports ships were able to bring...
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Martin Castro

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(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 33 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for failing to appear on a homicide charge is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the...
   

Fiery Semi Crash on Indiana Toll Road

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
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In LaPorte County, an early morning crash on the Indiana Toll Road closed all lanes east bound when a semi loaded with potatoes went out of control, rolled over, and caught fire....
   

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